One of Thomson Tailormade’s best sellers, Thailand really does have it all – from the breathtaking hill villages in the north to the pulsating metropolis of Bangkok or powder-white shores of remote beaches in the South.
Multicentre suggestions combining Bangkok, Krabi & Phuket (11 nights from £1,149 pp) or Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin (12 nights from £1,349 pp) are the perfect way to combine city culture with beach relaxation or adventurous trekking whilst the Classic Thailand tour (11 days from £1,199 pp) explores mountainous jungle with shopping in Bangkok and relaxing on a beach and is the ideal way to get a complete Thailand experience in just a few days.
A hypnotic corner of the Far East offering everything a traveller could wish for - skyscrapers and dynamic city life in Kuala Lumpur or jungle landscapes, colonial architecture and unspoilt tropical beaches.
Touring suggestions include Jungle Safari At Taman Negara (8 days from £1,399 pp) – one of the world’s oldest rainforests, Taman Negara is best enjoyed drifting down the river by longtail speedboat with the noise of the jungle around you and Cameron Highlands (11 days from £1,199 pp) – experience the cool climate of this hill resort with its gardens and tea plantations.
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA:
For the more independent traveller, Thomson Tailormade (http://www.thomsonworldwide.com) is now offering a fully flexible programme to Vietnam and Cambodia, giving you the opportunity to mix and match accommodation, internal flights and excursions. Whether you are looking to visit the mountain town of Sapa in Northern Vietnam or prefer a walking tour of picturesque Hoi An with its French-Chinese influences or are simply looking for an alternative beach destination in Nha Tranf or Phan Thiet, anything is possible.
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Nothing can prepare you for touring China. As if set in two separate worlds, one half lies in an ancient kingdom while the other is pushing forward at an electrifying pace, moulding metropolises alongside the colonial and Maoist past.
Tours in China include the ‘China Experience’ (9 days from £1,639 pp), a perfect introduction to China, covering the most famous sights in three cities including Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors and historic Shanghai and ‘Highlights of the Yangtze’ (13 days from £2,039 pp) – combining the major historic sights of Beijing and the former capital Xian with the beautiful dramatic scenery of the Yangtze River.
Metropolitan Tokyo offers an array of amazing foods and exciting shopping whilst in Kyoto you’ll travel back to the 8th Century where this city flourished as the centre for Japanese politics, economy and culture for 1,100 years.
The ‘Treasures of Japan’ tour (7 days from £1,729 pp) is a classical journey for the discerning and more independent traveller. Experience the contrast between the modern, cosmopolitan Tokyo and the temples and gardens of Kyoto.
An exciting destination with an abundance of lifestyle and entertainment options, Singapore is a great stand-alone Far East holiday (http://www.thomsonworldwide.com/
With prices set to climb by up to 40% next year, 2009 and early 2010 are the ideal times to visit Bali. Whether you want to spend 12 days taking in the whole island on the ‘Images of Bali’ tour (12 days from £1,389 pp) or fancy a spa break at the Anantara in the ultra cool area of Seminyak (5 nights from £1,389 pp) or a room with a view at the Ubud Hanging Gardens (1 night from £137 pp), Bali offers something for every traveller.
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